Thursday, July 9, 2009

Coming Attraction: Free Family Day at Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo will be hosting a free family day on Saturday, July 11, thanks to the support of Target.

This month's focus is on books, so not only can kids create their own notebook, bookmark and origami tome, they can also listen to master storyteller Rodney Kageyama read Allen Say's "Under the Cherry Blossom Tree."

If kids want to tell their own stories, they can also create their own kamishibai -- a form of storytelling that originated in Japanese Buddhist temples in the 12th century.

So say "Konichiwa" to this downtown museum if you haven't already stopped by. After all, you can't beat the price.

Japanese American National Museum
369 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Video courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum

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